Celebrate Wedding – For the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

blog header

Time for this month’s blog hop – yay!!!  This month it’s all about celebrating and since I am knee deep in Christmas cards, I thought I would make a card to celebrate weddings.   We should all have some of these in our stash.

celebrate wedding w

Isn’t it gorgeous?  It took way less than time than I was expecting since the card focuses on the beautiful foiled holiday paper that came out this year.  But enough gushing, let’s get down to how it was made.

The card base is top-folding 4-14″ x 5-1/2″ using Basic Black cardstock.  Next is a mat of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ to leave a thin border of black to balance all the glitz.  Next I cut a length of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and wrapped it around the center of the mat, securing to the back using Fast Fuse.  On top of this came a layer of Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon wrapped around the mat and secured with Fast Fuse.  This was adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Love how it helped break up the busy patterned paper.

Then I cut a piece of Champagne Foil measuring 2-3/4″ x 4″ using a stitched rectangle die and embossed it with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.  Love how embossing the foil gave it added dimension and interest.  This was popped up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set using Versamark, covered it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  The oval was die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot.  It looked great, but needed a little extra to help it “marry” with the foil layer so I rolled the edges of the oval across my Versamark pad, dipped it into the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and again heat set it.  I did this twice for a thicker layer and it was well worth the effort.  Gorgeous!  This was popped up on the foil panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The finishing touch was the addition of the gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

And there you have it!  It probably took me less than 30 minutes to make the card so is great if you need a last minute wedding card.

I hope you enjoyed this card and will give it a try.  If you need any help with it just pop a comment below.  You can order the materials by clicking on the Shop Now button in the upper right corner.

Now to continue the fabulous hop, click on the Next blog button below or the Previous blog button if you started with me.  You can also click on any of the links in the list to go to a specific person’s blog post.  Ta for now!

          

 

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Julie Johnston
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Jari Francis 
  8. Jackie Trimble
  9. Amy Koenders

Peaceful and Bright

Sometimes you just want a card that is simple yet conveys how lovely the season can be – when we forget about all the hustle and bustle that is!  Each Christmas Eve I try to take a moment to go outside, look at the sky and enjoy a quiet moment.  It really puts things into perspective.  Last year, I took my granddaughter out with me and even though she can be quite the chatterbox, she took my hand and just looked at the stars silently.  Maybe she will learn to do this as well and a new tradition will take hold for her.  Anyway, this card reminds me of the feeling I get then.

peaceful w

The card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″ .  Next, I took a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut 3-3/4″ x 5″ and dusted it with the Embossing Buddy to remove any oils or fingerprints.  I grabbed the set of trees from Lovely as a Tree stamp set, inked it with Versamark and stamped it along the bottom of the panel.  I covered it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then set it with the Heat Tool.  I then took the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set, stamped it in Versamark, covered it with white embossing powder and heat set it.    I wanted just a few accents to balance the top of the card so took one of the small stars from the same stamp set, inked it Versamark, stamped it three times, and embossed them.

Such a beautiful panel called for a simple, elegant mat so I grabbed some of our gorgeous Champagne Foil and cut it just a teeny bit larger at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  The focal panel was  adhered to the foil with Tombow Liquid Glue and then this was mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals and added to the card base.

Lastly, the inside needed a panel of Whisper White cardstock cut 3-3/4″ x 5″ which was adhered using Tombow Liquid glue.

This card is one I will make again and again for special friends who I know also enjoy those quiet moments during the holidays.  Maybe you have some friends like that too.  I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  If you have any questions about it please drop me a note and I will get right back to you.  All of the products used can be purchased from my online store by clicking the Shop Online button in the upper right corner.  I would love to have you as a customer!

Ta for now!